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London to Cardiff

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02:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h3505:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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04:00London, Victoria Coach Station6h3510:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2511:25Cardiff
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09:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h3513:05Cardiff
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10:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4014:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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11:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h3515:05Cardiff
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12:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4516:15Cardiff
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12:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h5016:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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13:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2016:20Cardiff
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13:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2516:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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13:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h2016:50Cardiff
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13:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h2516:55Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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14:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4018:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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14:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h3518:05Cardiff
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15:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h3018:30Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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15:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2518:25Cardiff
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15:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4019:10Cardiff
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15:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4519:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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16:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4520:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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16:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4020:10Cardiff
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4521:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4021:10Cardiff
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h4021:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station4h2522:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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18:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4522:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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18:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4022:10Cardiff
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19:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h3522:35Cardiff
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19:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h4022:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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20:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2023:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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20:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h1523:15Cardiff
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21:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2500:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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21:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2000:20Cardiff
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22:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2001:20Cardiff
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22:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2501:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h2001:50Cardiff
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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h2501:55Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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23:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2502:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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23:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2002:20Cardiff
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23:59London, Victoria Coach Station3h1103:10Cardiff
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23:59London, Victoria Coach Station3h1603:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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The fastest buses

from London
to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Fastest Journey

3h 11m

Average

3h 36m

Buses per day

44

Distance

211 km

Of the 44 bus that leave London for Cardiff every day 43 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct bus cover the 211 km distance in an average of 3h 36m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 3h 11m .

The slowest bus will take 6h 35m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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23:59London, Victoria Coach Station3h1103:10Cardiff
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$231One-way
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20:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h1523:15Cardiff
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$231One-way
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23:59London, Victoria Coach Station3h1603:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$231One-way
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22:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2001:20Cardiff
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$231One-way
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20:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2023:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$231One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Sun
Aug 25
$64Great Western Railway
$22National Express
Mon
Aug 26
$64Great Western Railway
$22National Express
Tue
Aug 27
$64Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Wed
Aug 28
$64Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Aug 29
$64Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Fri
Aug 30
$64Great Western Railway
$11National Express
Sat
Aug 31
$63Great Western Railway
$14National Express
Sun
Sep 1
$59Great Western Railway
$14National Express
Mon
Sep 2
$59Great Western Railway
$8National Express
Tue
Sep 3
$59Great Western Railway
$8National Express
Wed
Sep 4
$59Great Western Railway
$8National Express
Thu
Sep 5
$59Great Western Railway
$8National Express
Fri
Sep 6
$59Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Sat
Sep 7
$54Great Western Railway
$8National Express
Sun
Sep 8
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$9National Express
Mon
Sep 9
$55Great Western Railway
$7National Express
Tue
Sep 10
$54Great Western Railway
$8National Express
Wed
Sep 11
$55Great Western Railway
$8National Express
Thu
Sep 12
$54Great Western Railway
$7National Express
Fri
Sep 13
$54Great Western Railway
$9National Express
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Sep 14
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$7National Express

The cheapest buses

from London
to Cardiff

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Cheapest

$23

Average

$29

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Cardiff will cost around $ 29 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 23.

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22:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2001:20Cardiff
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$231One-way
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18:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h4522:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$231One-way
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20:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2023:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$231One-way
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20:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h1523:15Cardiff
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23:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h2502:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$231One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Cardiff Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
4 hours 31 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $8
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Cardiff
Distance:211 km
BusBus Companies:National Express

Buses from London to Cardiff

Buses in the United Kingdom are a convenient and affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of bus companies operating domestic and international bus routes. Buses from London to Cardiff are operated by National Express and run seven days a week. Buses from London to Cardiff are operated by National Express and take just over 3 hours to arrive in Cardiff with frequent departures between around 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. National Express buses traveling from London to Cardiff depart from London Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Cardiff Sophia Gardens bus station.

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London to Cardiff Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from London to Cardiff when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€24

1 Day in Advance

€24

1 Week in Advance

€19

2 Weeks in Advance

€19

1 Month in Advance

€10

3 Months in Advance

€6

London to Cardiff Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than flying or taking the train, it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 3:10 h to arrive in Cardiff.

  • autobus All London to Cardiff buses are run by National Express.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, departing from either London's Victoria bus station or Sutton Rail Station and arriving at Cardiff Sophia Gardens bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from London to Cardiff by bus takes as little as 3 hours and 10 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Cardiff bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Cardiff buses decrease the further they are booked in advance :

  • It is 21% cheaper to book a London to Cardiff bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • London to Cardiff bus tickets are 58% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from London

One of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world, London is also one of the most popular cities in the world for tourists to visit, attracting over 14 million visitors annually. London offers so much to anyone who visits. There is a large number of galleries, museums, and sights to see. Such as the Tate Modern Gallery, the National Gallery, The British Museum and the Natural History Museum. There are the famous sights of Big Ben, Tower Bridge, St Pauls Cathedral and The Tower of London. There is an interesting blend of both modern and old architecture with a mix of architectural styles all around the city with the older buildings of London is also home to the recently opened Shard skyscraper which is the highest building in the EU.

National Express leaves from London Victoria Coach Station, which has convenient underground and bus links with London and the suburbs. The coach station is on the District, Circle and Victoria lines of the London Underground and has a taxi rank at the entrance. It is within walking district of Victoria Railway Station where regional trains from South London and Sussex arrive. London Bus operates frequent night bus routes seven days a week.

Getting into Cardiff by Bus

The capital city of Wales, Cardiff has seen lots of redevelopment in recent years. The city is now home to three universities, meaning that there is a high number of students living in the city. Cardiff Castle should be visited as this is a very well preserved castle. Visitors could take a trip to Cardiff Bay as here there are plenty of restaurants and bars that can be found here. The National Museum Cardiff is well worth a visit too as this hosts both national and international pieces and one of the finest art collections in Europe. Cardiff is also home to the Millennium Stadium which has played host to countless football, rugby, and concerts. The atmosphere here during a rugby match can be very electric! The city also has Cardiff International Pool which is the largest indoor swimming facility of its kind in the UK. Anyone wanting to do some shopping should head to the St Davids Centre as here you can find all of your favorite shops in one center. Cardiff also has the Capitol Centre and Queens Arcade shopping centers.

Cardiff Central Bus Station is located next to the city's train station and is a few minutes walk from the city center. Cardiff has several local bus companies, including Stagecoach, Veolia, and First Cymru. They provide frequent routes across the city, to the university and out to the airport and surrounding towns. Taxis are available at the station.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Cardiff
BusLondon

Amenities

BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City

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